When a famous plastic surgeon's decomposed body surfaces in Tampa Bay with a bullet in its head, Federal Judge Willa Carson's "little sister" is caught in a high-stakes game of greedy lawyers, blackmail and deceit. Fiercely independent Carly is the number one suspect. When Carly asks Willa for due justice, Willa has everything to lose. But she risks it all to uncover the conspiracy and keep Carly alive. Can Willa possibly win?
©2012 Diane Capri (P)2013 StoneHouse Audio
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While some of dialogue was amusing, the basic plot of Due Justice did not work for me. When federal judge Willa (mid 40s) was told by a family friend that she has information about a murder, she doesn't immediately inform the police.
Instead of a legal drama, this book was basically an amateur detective story starring a really smart lawyer who just wanted to play Columbo. Willa didn't appear to have any respect for our justice system, which seemed strange for a sitting judge.
Since I couldn't relate to the main character, I had a difficult time concentrating. When the murderer was finally revealed, I was unimpressed and relieved that it was over.
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